Note that freezer storage times are based on quality, not safety.

Meats

How to Store

You Can Keep it Approximately This Long:

In Refrigerator: 40F (4 C) or Less

In Freezer: 0F
(-18 C)

Raw roasts, steaks, chops

In retail packages, waxed paper, or foil. Store in coldest part of refrigerator. For freezing, wrap in foil or freezer paper.

3-5 days

4-12 months

Raw livers, raw heart, raw kidneys and other variety meats

Store like roast, steaks, etc. See above.

1-2 days

3-4 months

Raw ground meat.

Raw sausage of any type

Store like roast, steaks, etc. See above.

1-2 days

3-4 months

Sliced bacon

Keep in original package, sealable bags, or foil. Store in coldest part of your refrigerator or in meat keeper.

7 days

1 month

Lunchmeat

Keep wrapped. Store in coldest part of your refrigerator.

3-5 days, opened
2 weeks, unopened

1-2 months

Cooked meat dishes and leftovers

Cool and refrigerate immediately. Store in tightly covered container.

3-4 days

2-3 months

 

Poultry & Eggs

How to Store

You Can Keep it Approximately This Long:

In Refrigerator: 40F (4 C) or Less

In Freezer: 0F
(-18 C)

Fresh poultry

Refrigerate in wax paper, foil or in covered container.

1-2 days

9-12 months

Cooked poultry, leftovers

Cool and refrigerate within 2 hours after cooking. Remove stuffing and refrigerate. Wrap and refrigerate.

3-4 days,

unless covered in broth or gravy, then 1-2 days

4-6 months

Fresh eggs

In their carton.

4-5 weeks

Dont freeze

Raw yolks or whites

In glass covered container.

2-4 days

1 year

Liquid pasteurized eggs or egg substitutes-opened

In carton.

3 days

Dont freeze

Liquid pasteurized eggs or egg substitutes-unopened

In carton or other freezer safe container.

10 days

1 year

 

Fish and Seafood

How to Store

You Can Keep it Approximately This Long:

In Refrigerator: 40F (4 C) or Less

In Freezer: 0F
(-18 C)

Fresh fish

Refrigerate. Wrap in waxed paper or foil; store in covered container.

1-2 days.

2-6 months

Cooked fish

Refrigerate tightly-wrapped in a covered container.

3-4 days

4-6 month

Fresh shrimp, scallops, crawfish, squid

Keep in original container.

1-2 days

3-6 months

Shrimp

Keep in original container.

1 day, fresh (uncooked)

3 months

Source: www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/ResourcesForYou/HealthEducators/ucm109315.pdf
This chart in Spanish: www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/HealthEducators/ucm109318.htm